Thursday, June 11, 2009

The Three R's...

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! I found this very interesting Web site called Global Footprint Network. Visit this link to take a short, 14 question quiz about your daily personal habits, and the conclusion will tell you what your carbon footprint looks like in acres and how many planets it would take "if everybody lived like you." I am ashamed to say that it would take just over three planets to sustain my lifestyle. I think this is mostly due to the amount of driving that my life requires, living in a rural setting. That's not something I can easily change, but we do carpool a few days every week, which is helpful. However, I know I can do more to reduce my footprint by adopting habits such as actively searching out products with less packaging and purchasing locally grown foods. How about you?

2 comments:

Diosthocles said...

if everyone were like me, we'd need 4.1 earths to keep up with my needs.

Katherine said...

You're among friends.